The edSocialMedia Bootcamp offers a practical application of social media tools in a school environment and provides a hands-on introduction to a variety of social media channels. As a member of a team, participants create and share content through edSocialMedia’s practice lab site and other social media channels, such as WordPress, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.
Host a private bootcamp for your staff or a public one for your area. Both offer a great option for hands-on social media training.
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Benefits of hosting an ESM social media bootcamp
The host school becomes the backdrop for pictures, videos and posts that participants generate and share throughout the workshop. In addition, edSocialMedia will promote the school as the host of the event, including a small profile, tweets and links to the school website.
One of the biggest challenges in professional development is finding the proper amount of time to learn the task at hand without sacrificing work in our primary positions. As a host school, your faculty and staff can easily access the workshop, allowing for more staff members to attend the event.
An ideal host is in a location with several independent schools within driving distance. There should be a networked meeting/presentation space for 25-30 people to work comfortably with laptops and move around. In order to host a bootcamp, the school agrees to provide meeting space, food for the attendees, and travel expenses for the edSocialMedia facilitator.
There is a standard bootcamp fee, which may be offset by outside paid registrations. In return, the host school will have a minimum of 5 reserved spots for the event. Schools may select to run a private bootcamp, which would provide private training for 12-15 participants.
Attending an ESM bootcamp
edSocialMedia bootcamps are being held across the country. See the events page for a location near you.
Should your school arrange a social media bootcamp? The Technology Director at the Dwight School, Basil Kolani, thinks it provided his faculty with the tools to launch into social media.